Short of the day: Dojoji Temple (1976)

Today animated short is Dojoji Temple (1976) directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto (1925-2010). Kawamoto was a man of many talents he made and design puppets, he was a director, screen writer and the president of the Animation Association of Japan.

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In 1976 he made a animation short called Dojoji Temple.

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The premise of the short is about a man who is on a mission encounters a enchanting women and they end up spending the night together.

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He is very set to continue his mission that he runs away from this women and she chases him down.

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Unfortunately for the gentlemen he doesn’t realize that she hold magical powers and is able to turn into  a demon! Which she does in order to track him down and she is definitely anger that she was abandon.

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Every time she catches up to him, he only flees from her. Making him go further away from her.

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But she is still able to track him down by any means and is able to transform herself into a serpent with the head of a dragon.

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The gentleman finds refuge in a Dojoji Temple and tells the Buddhist monks about the demon who is chasing him. The monks take pity on him and decide to take him in and hide him.

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However the women still as a serpent finds his hiding place inside the temple and is so angry with him that she sets a blaze his hiding  place.

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Later when the monks come back to check in with the gentle and are shocked to find him not only dead but his skeleton.

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This short is definitely worth checking outand is available on youtube.  The story of this is based off of a Kabuki play. This short is so visually stunning and there is no audio only music to this short. The video is below:

Until Next time!

 

 

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